Dirty or low-quality welding wire will inevitably cause failures in the contact tip, which in return, will shorten its useful life. Therefore, always ensure that the wire is clean, to avoid complications when you are feeding it through the MIG gun. Otherwise, pay the price of having to replace contact tips constantly, increasing your operational costs as a result.

Custom designed for Liquitex Spray Paints and Acrylic Markers, these spare parts and cleaners will quickly become essential elements of your studio kit. Discover replacement nozzles, nibs and cleaners to extend the life of your fine art materials and keep them working at maximum efficiency.

It may sound like we’re repeating ourselves, but we can’t emphasize this enough – cleaning, storage and maintenance is key. If meticulous attention is given to cleaning the spray tank and the traction unit itself, you will maximize the useful life of your sprayer and maintain a clean, safe work environment for your operators. For example, when the oil in the reservoir has become dirty, or after about 100 operating hours. You can easily do this yourself following these steps:

In Fact, Extending Nozzle Life Nozzle maintenance should be a regular part of your production process if you want to keep your lines running efficiently. Learn about the factors that can cause poor nozzle performance and what signs to look for when your nozzle is not spraying properly. Environment can affect the material of a nozzle, which can cause erosion and wear. Selecting the proper material is critical to ensure longer nozzle life. Nozzle materials such as PTFE or PVDF work better than metals if corrosive chemicals are being sprayed.Proper filtration can eliminate unwanted particulates, which can result in clogging and restricting nozzle flow. For this reason, a line strainer, or built in nozzle strainer is recommended with a screen mesh size that will prevent particulates from entering the nozzle.Nozzle cleaning should be done on a regular basis but with proper care. Only use plastic bristle brushes, wooden or plastic probes when cleaning nozzles. Avoid using wire brushes and metal knives because these can damage the nozzle orifice shape, resulting in poor spray performance. If the nozzle is clogged, soak the nozzle in a non-corrosive cleaning chemical, which will soften and eventually dissolve the particulate matter. Nozzles should be inspected on a regular basis and be a part of your standard operating procedure.


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